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Thank Goodness for Everything

We could all use a little more thankfulness in our lives, but Leah Dieterich’s collection of 200 handwritten letters of daily gratitude for all the things in life she appreciates are witty and thought provoking as well as inspirational. From the small, mundane, and odd to the cosmic and philosophically abstract, who could resist thoughts like: “Dear Wine, You make my phone conversations with my mom longer and more open. So thank you for that.” Or, “Dear Half-Dead Plants on My Desk, Thank you for reminding me why I am really not ready for a pet of any kind. Keep it real.”

With accolades from New York Times best-selling author Gretchen Rubin and DailyCandy, Leah Dieterich’s thxthxthx.com website inspires an aptly named giftbook, thxthxthx: Thank Goodness for Everything.

After years of being encouraged (okay, nagged) by her Mother to write thank-you notes, Dieterich began writing one thank-you note a day to whatever thing, no matter how small or odd, she was thankful for. From important gestures, like a Partner’s Understanding, to simple, soulful, and quirky things like Songs You’re Embarrassed to Like, thxthxthx features 200 of Dieterich’s original, handwritten thank-you notes that collectively convey the look and feel of handwritten notes from a close friend.

Surprisingly simple and refreshingly moving, thxthxthx is a thought provoking and emotionally rewarding daily exercise in gratitude for all of life’s blessings. 

About the Author

Leah Dieterich began thxthxthx.com in 2009. She is proud to have a story included in Cassette from My Ex: Stories and Soundtracks of Lost Loves (St. Martin's Press, '09). When she's not writing thank-you notes, she can be found serving as a creative director and writer at an advertising agency in Los Angeles, California.

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